The Department of French offers campus opportunities to promote interest in French and Francophone cultures and Dickinson College offers support to students in acquiring language proficiency.

Victor Hugo Food Market in Toulouse, France

Victor Hugo Food Market in Toulouse, France

French Club

French Club is open to all Dickinson students interested in French and Francophone cultures. Knowledge of French language or enrollment in classes offered by the French Department is not a requirement of membership.

Romance Language House

The French House (La Maison française) is a place where students interested in French may practice the language in a relaxed, residential environment, while interacting with students of other Romance Languages and international students.

French Language Table

The Department of French holds a French speaking only language table each Thursday during the semester. Students bring their dinner to a designated HUB side room and enjoy the opportunity to use their language skills with fellow students, faculty, and guests. 5:30pm - 7:00pm  Please check the Compass for the current location.

Multilingual Writing Center

The Multilingual Writing Center supports the mission of the foreign language departments to develop students’ critical thinking skills and fluency in writing. The MWC assists writers of all levels and abilities who are working on essays written in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Trained tutors and Overseas Assistants will work one-on-one with writers on a variety of concerns, including developing ideas; understanding genres; organizing material; crafting sentences; analyzing and correcting patterns of error; and building vocabulary. 

The Multilingual Writing Center is located on the lower level of Waidner-Spahr Library. Hours of operation are: Sunday 2:30pm - 10:30pm and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30pm - 10:30pm. MWC is closed on Friday and Saturday. It is best to call ahead for an appointment, during the hours of operation - 245-1767.

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutors are available to assist students experiencing difficulty in selected courses. The tutoring relationship offers a unique opportunity to meet the individual needs of the student. This is particularly helpful when a course requires knowledge of material from previous courses.

The goal of tutoring is to teach the student how to learn in the discipline. Students receiving tutoring can expect to expand their knowledge of ways to review and practice what they are learning using their particular learning style. The tutor is meant to supplement what is being taught in the classroom, not replace the professor. Tutors are required to collaborate with the class instructor.

Applications to request a tutor must be made on the Request for a Peer Tutor form, which is available from the Administrative Assistant for Advising in Biddle House, from the language offices on the first floor of Bosler Hall, and from the Registrar's Office in Biddle House. For information concerning tutoring, contact Academic Advising, ext. 1080 or tutoring@dickinson.edu.